Career Services

Career advice and work placement services are provided at ICD by Mr Vincent Barry and Ms June Shannon.

It can be difficult to find a job, especially if you are in a new country. If you need a part-time job to help you fund your studies, if you need a summer job, if you need work placement as part of your studies, or if you are looking for career advice to find a job after graduation, then Vincent and June will help you; all you need to do is ask!

CV workshops are provided at ICD, on request, by our experienced staff, including Ms Ellen Byrne and Ms Aileen Manto.
Interview workshops are provided at ICD, on request, and we use the services of a dedicated recruitment agency:

  • to advise students on interview skills
  • to provide feedback to students on their CVs and approach to job-seeking
  • to provide career advice for students and graduates
  • to help students to find jobs both during their studies and after they graduate

Postgraduate opportunities advice is provided to students who are seeking employment or to continue their studies at ICD or elsewhere. If you need any advice on job seeking or continuing your study (further study), please contact Mr Vincent Barry or Dr Jason Healy, the Head of Academic Development, who will help you to develop a plan for the next stages of your career journey using an approach that is tailored to your individual goals, qualifications, and aspirations.

Reference letters: finding your first job or finding a job in a new country can be challenging and may be made much easier with the help of a reference letter. ICD will provide reference letters for students seeking jobs. Just get in touch with Vincent

Guest Lecturers and Guest Speakers:

We are glad to inform you that we also provide guest lectures from top business people on a regular basis. The below photo shows Mr Kevin MacNamara, Group HR Manager, CRH plc who delivered an extremely interesting lecture to Final Year Business Studies students about CRH, one of Ireland’s largest and most successful companies. ICD Business School would like to thank Kevin for taking the time to speak with the students whom we know found the talk invaluable and specifically related to their studies.

Mr. Brian O'Kane, author of the prescribed text for 'Small Business Enterprise' on the Business Studies Degree, who made an excellent presentation to the 2nd Year Business Studies students at ICD Business School.
ICD Business School Marketing students, enjoying a brilliant presentation by Mr Fergal Rogers of Viking Splash Tours. It is always good to learn from actual business people how they have started and run their companies.

Career fairs and events

Useful resources:

Information about working in Ireland as an international student

Other than your visa, if you are enrolled at ICD on a full-time programme, you do not need a specific separate work permit to work in Ireland. International students holding a valid immigration stamp 2 permission can work a limit of 20 hours per week. During certain times of the year (e.g. June, July, August, September, and December 15-January 15) international students may be able to work up to a limit of 40 hours per week. However, this is subject to change and a student should regularly consult the INIS service to ensure they conform to visa and work regulations. The permission to work expires when the student’s stamp 2 immigration permission expires.

  • To qualify to work as an international student you must:
    Be registered with the GNIB
  • Be enrolled on one of ICD’s full-time programmes
  • Receive tuition between the hours of 8am – 6pm
  • Obtain a Personal Public Services Number (PPSN)

The Education in Ireland website provides excellent information about things to consider while looking to work in Ireland as an international student:

If you are interested in seeking career advice or accessing the above services, please get in touch with Vincent or June.

For more information, please take a look at our student handbook: See Student Handbook